Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"Can I justify wicked scales And a bag of deceptive weights?

King James Version

Shall I count them pure with the wicked balances, and with the bag of deceitful weights?

Holman Bible

Can I excuse wicked scales or bags of deceptive weights?

International Standard Version

Will I tolerate those who maintain deceptive standards and who use deceitful weights in their business?

A Conservative Version

Shall I be pure with wicked balances, and with a bag of deceitful weights?

American Standard Version

Shall I be pure with wicked balances, and with a bag of deceitful weights?

Amplified

Can I be pure [Myself, and acquit the man] with wicked scales and with a bag of deceitful weights?

Bible in Basic English

Is it possible for me to let wrong scales and the bag of false weights go without punishment?

Darby Translation

Shall I be pure with the unjust balances, and with the bag of deceitful weights?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Can I be pure with false balances and with a bag of deceitful weights?

Julia Smith Translation

Shall I make clean with the balances of injustice, and with the bag of stones of deceit?

King James 2000

Shall I count those pure with the wicked balances, and with the bag of deceitful weights?

Lexham Expanded Bible

Shall I regard as pure [the one] with scales of wickedness, and with a bag of deceitful weights?

Modern King James verseion

Shall I count those with the wicked scales pure, and those with the bag of deceitful weights?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Or should I justify the false balances and the bag of deceitful weights,

NET Bible

I do not condone the use of rigged scales, or a bag of deceptive weights.

New Heart English Bible

Shall I be pure with dishonest scales, and with a bag of deceitful weights?

The Emphasized Bible

Shall I be pure with lawless balances? or with bag of deceitful weights?

Webster

Shall I count them pure with the wicked balances, and with the bag of deceitful weights?

World English Bible

Shall I be pure with dishonest scales, and with a bag of deceitful weights?

Youngs Literal Translation

Do I reckon it pure with balances of wickedness? And with a bag of deceitful stones?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
זכה 
Zakah 
Usage: 8

with the wicked
רשׁע 
Resha` 
Usage: 30

מאזן 
Mo'zen 
Usage: 15

and with the bag
כּיס 
Kiyc 
Usage: 5

References

Context Readings

The Destruction Of The Wicked

10 "Is there yet a man in the wicked house, Along with treasures of wickedness And a short measure that is cursed? 11 "Can I justify wicked scales And a bag of deceptive weights? 12 "For the rich men of the city are full of violence, Her residents speak lies, And their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.


Cross References

Hosea 12:7

A merchant, in whose hands are false balances, He loves to oppress.

Leviticus 19:36

'You shall have just balances, just weights, a just ephah, and a just hin; I am the LORD your God, who brought you out from the land of Egypt.

Proverbs 16:11

A just balance and scales belong to the LORD; All the weights of the bag are His concern.

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